Accession Number : ADA309105

Title :   Peacekeeping: A Mission for the Strategic Reserve Components.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Mattes, David J.

PDF Url : ADA309105

Report Date : 19 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : A quantitative rise in Operations Other Than War (OOTW), now gaining recognition as Other Military Operations (OMO), coupled with the downsizing of military forces has placed the Army in a position where it is becoming increasingly difficult to fulfill its primary mission of 'fighting and winning the nation's wars'. This study proposes using Reserve Components in peacekeeping operations as an alternative to assist the Army in meeting its worldwide commitments. It argues that, with proper shaping of the peacekeeping environment, Reserve Components are readily able to undertake the tasks and competencies of peacekeeping operations noted in current Army doctrine. It relies on the experience of the composite battalion deployed to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in 1995 to develop a model for a Strategic Reserve Force.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *PEACEKEEPING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY OPERATIONS, ENVIRONMENTS, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, MISSIONS, STRATEGIC WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE